On 11 March 2016, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies hosted a seminar on the Pan-Orthodox Council due to take place on the island of Crete in June this year.
On 11 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria completed his visit to the Russian Orthodox Church.
On March 10, 2016, the Presidium of the Interreligious Council in Russia ICR) held its first meeting this year at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI) in Moscow.
The two religious leaders expressed hope that the cooperation among people of traditional religious will continue developing the spirit of good-neighborliness and mutual understand in the service of consolidating civic accord and public welfare.
On March 10, 2016, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with the first vice-chairman of the Muslim Board of the Russian Federation (MBRF) Mr. Damir Mukhetdinov, at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies.
On 9 March 2016, Bishop Panteleimonm of Orekhovo-Zuyevo, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Ministry, met with representatives of the St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee of the Syriac Orthodox Church: Mr. Shadi Sarweh, executive manager, and Ms Hala Alhamdeieh, public relations director.
On 9 March 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia officiated at the 16th annual ceremony of awarding the prize of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations (IFUOCN) “For the Outstanding Activity in Strengthening Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations and for Consolidation and…
On 9 March 2016, a meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Mr. Tomislav Nicolić, President of Serbia, took place at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
On March 8, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte visited the Moscow representation of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in the church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God-in-Gonchary.
On 8 March 2016, a meeting between His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria took place at the Patriarchal chambers of the Convent of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God in Moscow.